Echoes of Plowden? Opportunities and Pressures Evident in Teachers' Experience of Autonomy and Accountability in One School Community

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 49 Number 1 (2007)

Echoes of Plowden? Opportunities and Pressures Evident in Teachers' Experience of Autonomy and Accountability in One School Community
PAUL WARWICK, pages 33-38
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2007.49.1.33

Abstract

In the light of some of the aspirations for education expressed in the Plowden Report, this short piece considers the experiences of teachers in a 'progressive' English independent school. There is a particular focus on what might loosely be termed job satisfaction. It is suggested that, whilst these teachers enjoy their work, they have professional concerns about externally imposed notions of accountability, about professional autonomy and about the significance of the school community - issues that seem linked and that will have resonance for many in the teaching profession.

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PAUL WARWICK (2007) Echoes of Plowden? Opportunities and Pressures Evident in Teachers' Experience of Autonomy and Accountability in One School Community, FORUM, 49(1), 33-38

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